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Moin Qureshi returns to India, to face ED probe in money laundering case

Controversial Meat Exporter Moin Qureshi Who Returned To India On Monday Is Expected To Be Part Of The Investigations Before The Enforcement Directorate (ED) On Tuesday, Which Is Probing His Role In A Money Laundering Case.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Nov 2016, 01:05:46 PM
Moin Qureshi - File Photo

New Delhi:

Controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi who returned to India on Monday is expected to be part of the investigations before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday, which is probing his role in a money laundering case.        

Officials said Qureshi arrived at the Indira GandhiInternational Airport (IGIA) here last night after which ED sleuths served him a court-issued directive to present himself before the agency on Tuesday. 

They said the businessman is expected to depose beforethe Investigating Officer (IO) of the case, as per directivesof the court.        

The Delhi High court, while hearing a plea filed by Qureshi, had last month directed him to return to India by mid-November and appear before the agency for questioning in this case.

The meat exporter is facing probes by ED as well as theI-T department for alleged tax evasion, money laundering among others.       

The Income Tax department had sometime back issuednotices to Qureshi under the new Black Money (UndisclosedForeign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 asprobe led it to few foreign assets owned or held by the meatexporter and his family in an alleged illegal manner as theywere not declared or reported to Indian tax authorities.

The case emerged after tax department first carried outsearches against Qureshi and his firm AMQ Group on February15, 2014.        

The meat exporter had on October 15 left the country fromthe IGI airport here despite a Look Out Circular issued by theED against him.        

The agency had also asked the CBI to probe the role ofpublic servants in allegedly favouring Qureshi in his deals.

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First Published : 22 Nov 2016, 12:56:00 PM